Posted By:Linda Lawson
Subject:Clary (?Rutledge) Newcomb - Charlotte Co., VA
Post Date:April 30, 2002 at 17:23:49
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Forum:Charlotte County, VA Genealogy Forum
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I'm looking for info. on Clary (Clara) Newcomb of Charlotte Co., VA. Looking for who her parents were and who/when/where she married. I haven't been able to find a marriage certificate in Ch. Co.

She was born in 1809-1810 based on Bible records, 1850 census, and her death certificate.


She is listed in the Family Bible of John Hundley Rutledge under deaths as "Clary Newcomb died Dc. 25th, 1883"

In the Bible an original postcard written by D T Newcomb to John Rutledge was found. D. T. Newcomb refers to "Mother".
It’s postmark was “Rich. & Dan and dated MAR 26”
The Postage was one cent
The Address was:
J.H. Rutledge
Charlotte County Va

It was dated March 26, /83 and read as follows (Please note that there was no punctuation in the postcard):

J H Rutledge Dear Sir
I have not heard from you in some time Please write to me and let me hear how mother is The last letter I
had from you stated you would write to me every week That has been three weeks ago Let me know how
you all are I got a letter from Josh Ferrell a day or two ago He wants to come back to Va I have been
troubled with the rheumatism for too weeks so that I can hardly get about though I have been attending to
my business all the time but it is about all I can do I have got the Widow Toombs staying at my house
Been there four weeks Lizzie has gone to housekeeping three weeks today

D T Newcomb

1850 Charlotte Co. CENSUS:

NEWCOMB Clary 40 F W VA b. Charlotte
NEWCOMB Daniel T. 21 M W VA b. Charlotte
NEWCOMB William A. 11 M W VA b. Charlotte
NEWCOMB Martha F. 16 F W VA b. Charlotte
NEWCOMB Nancy 33 F W VA b. Charlotte


Shows: Clara Newcomb of Charlotte Co., VA. White female, 74 years old. Date of Death Dec 25, 1883. Cause of death Dropsey. Name of parents "not stated." Birthplace Charlotte Co., VA. Listed as single. Name of informant Mrs. Jos. Newcomb (friend)(This would be Cynthia Rutledge who married Joseph Newcomb.)

I would like any info. on Clary possible. I speculate she was a Rutledge. I believe she was either Cynthia R. Newcomb's cousin or aunt. Would like to find out who she married and who her parents were.


Linda Lawson